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January, February, March, November & December

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Low

AVIAN SPECTACLE IN INDIA

This premier birding journey takes you to some of the best birding spots in the country. Arrive in Delhi and then travel Bharatpur, home of Keoladeo National Park, one of the great ornithological wetland wonders of the world. A birders’ paradise for long, the historic park continues to attract birding enthusiasts from around the globe. Next you will head north to Corbett National Park – home to over 600 species of avifauna, apart from its fabulous wealth of wildlife including the Asiatic elephant, tigers, bears and leopards. Continue your journey through the densely forested river valleys to the Binsar wildlife sanctuary, situated in the foothills of the Himalayas. Home to more than 200 species of native and migratory birds this 49 sq kms of forest has been declared as an “Important bird Area” by Bird life International.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Explore Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, a World Heritage Site
  • Nature walk and Birding
  • Birding in foothills of the Himalayas Corbett NP and Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Beautiful treks through quaint Kumaoni villages
  • Long distance transportation in comfortable Vehicles

Hotels in this Itinerary

  • Jim’s Jungle Retreat, Corbett

    Jim’s Jungle Retreat is a highly rated wildlife lodge in Corbett National Park and was founded with the idea of encouraging local employment, sustain conservation ideas and help city dwellers fall in love with the forest. Only 18 independent cottages can be found here among water bodies, grasslands and mixed deciduous flora from the Terai planted decades ago. Reflecting the area’s Raj-era legacy and that of the wandering pastoral tribes of the Van Gujjars, the lodge offer three accommodation styles designed with a focus on aesthetic, comfort and local history of the area. These include jungle cottages and bungalow-style lodges borrowing from their architectural past, with large wrap-around verandas, a living area, a bedroom and en-suite bath. At the retreat, spend hours by the pool, at the jungle-inspired chemical-free spa or on your private verandah. A gastronomic experience awaits you with organic farm-to-table meals, cuisines from the Kumaon, the Raj and from the newabi kitchens of Rampur. Birdsong, privacy, and sumptuous meals are your personal luxuries here.

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  • Laxmi Vilas Palace, Bharatpur

    Laxmi Vilas Palace, originally known as Raghnuth Niwas, was built in 1899 A.D. for the younger son of the Maharaja of Bharatpur - Jaswant Singh. The palace is an interesting combination of traditional Rajput and Mughal style of architecture as was prevalent during those times. The sunny courtyards and enchanting cupolas enthral the visitor. Spacious, airy rooms which open into an inner courtyard are adorned with colourful frescoes, period furniture and several antiques and objects d’art which remind one of the magnificent lifestyles of a bygone era.

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  • Mary Budden Estate, Binsar

    Mary Budden Estate is a luxury homestay in the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, covering around 5 acres of land, perched at almost 8,000 feet above sea level, offering breathtaking views of the Kumaon hills. At the estate, you are surrounded by the peace and tranquility of nature – trees, wildlife, stars; all these while you also get to enjoy all modern luxuries. Marry Budden estate offers 7 exquisitely furnished rooms, each room is kept warm by a fireplace. Mary Budden estate harvests rain water, is fully powered by solar energy and its gardens are abundant with organic produce.

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  • Patlidun Safari Lodge, Corbett

    Nestled in the wilderness of rich flora and fauna, Patlidun Resort is situated in Bakrakot, in the foothills of the Himalayas, enveloped by the scenic views of the Shiwalik ranges and surrounded by more than 50 different species of trees, 50 different species of herbs, 30 different species of grass and staggering 580 different species of birds who visit all year round. Patlidun has 12 en-suite cottages luxuriously spread over a vast expanse of 13 acres. You can relax in your private plunge pool under a star-studded sky or quietly enjoy a sundowner on the deck of the restaurant. All the while you will have birds and butterflies for company, crickets chirping in the bushes and the steamy grasslands a stone's throw away - true luxury in the heart of the wild!

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  • The Bagh, Bharatpur

    The Bagh is a heritage hotel set in 12 acres two hundred years-old garden in Bharatpur. With over fifty species of flora, including fruiting trees and flowering plants which attract birds, small animals and insects, you can enjoy quiet walks in the garden and commune with nature. A restaurant, banquet hall, coffee shop, library and a gym, all situated in a verdant orchard, allow guests to enjoy solitude and companionship in restful indoor and outdoor spaces. The hotel offers 23 rooms spread over five residential complexes. Each room is a subtle blend of vintage and contemporary styles. All rooms have handmade furniture, well-furnished bathrooms and modern amenities that assure great comfort.

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  • The Claridges, Delhi

    Set in the leafy boulevards of New Delhi, Claridges Hotel is been a landmark in Lutyens Delhi since the 1950’s. Graceful architecture, elegant décor, and a seamless blend of old-world charm and contemporary facilities have made The Claridges, New Delhi one of the best addresses. The 3-floor low rise building has a mildly Art Deco feel to it and a calm understated elegance, in keeping with the spacious bungalows that line the streets of the city. Distinguished guest rooms and suites with their classic, understated décor, the lush landscaped garden with swaying palm trees, and personalised service create a tranquil haven for the business or leisure traveller in the heart of the busy city. The lobby, with its fine double-crescent staircase, sets the tone for the rest of the hotel. There is a somewhat primitive business centre, a swimming pool and a health club. The hotel also has a number of restaurants and a congenial bar. The hotel is within close proximity of the business district, ministries, diplomatic missions, shopping and cultural centres and historical landmarks.

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  • The Gateway Hotel, Corbett

    Located on the banks of River Kosi close to the renowned Corbett National Park, The Gateway Resort Corbett is designed for the modern traveller looking for a tranquil break in the wild. The picturesque hotel is surrounded by lush green forests and has one of the prime locations to explore the Jim Corbett National Park. The hotel offers tastefully designed rooms with smart furnishings that make you feel right at home.

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  • The Visaya, Delhi

    Visaya is a premiere boutique hotel in New Delhi providing holistic and luxurious hospitality experience. Visaya is a Sanskrit word from ancient Hindu scriptures-The Upanishads. True to the essence of the meaning-VISAYA-the hotel-ensures an experience which is not only savoured by material senses of sight, sound, smell, touch and taste but also by the soul which does not rely on the senses. Our endeavour is to take you through that journey of blissful stay.

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